Developing Urchins

By Carl Zimmer | February 16, 2008 11:53 pm

“Greetings! Here’s a pic of my science tat. I studied sea urchin development for my dissertation. Upon completion 2 yrs ago, I awarded myself this tat for my academic achievement. The tat is of a sea urchin egg, 2 cell embryo, blastula, gastrula, prism stage and pluteus larval stage. Or as my friend’s say, an orange developing into an Alien face-grabber.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Jill

    “Or as my friend’s say, an orange developing into an Alien face-grabber.”

    That is hilarious!! Very unique tattoo, and one that makes a lot of sense given your area of study.

  2. Lydia

    This is great, I’m currently doing sea urchin research and recognized the developmental stages right away. Very cool!

  3. Looks great, I love these natural-history kind of line drawings.

  4. kyle

    OMG I WANT DIS TAT!! It is so coooooool! I luv sea urchinz!!!


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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